Winter/Spring Term Begins at the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College

January 3, 2019

Monday 7 January marks the beginning of the winter/spring 2019 term at the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College.

Among the new courses offered is "Church of the Margins: Ministering to Christ in the Poor, the Sick, the Alienated, and the Imprisoned": the biblical and patristic tradition of the Orthodox Church is clear that the church is to advocate for the poor and the marginalised in the world, caring for their needs and pursuing justice on their behalf. We are not to neglect spiritual needs for social ones, nor social needs for those that are spiritual. This course will explore how the church, as the ongoing body of Christ in the world, should follow Christ in his self-sacrificing identification with all who are cast out or suffering, and care for the whole person, body and spirit. It will explore the theological significance of suffering and illness, and develop a holistic and pastoral understanding of mission that situates the church in the margins of this present age, ministering to Christ in the poor, the sick, the alienated and the imprisoned.

All courses may be audited or taken for graduate university credit (including as part of a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, or MTS or MDiv degree). New students are always welcome. All courses are available online and accessible from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.

January to April 2019 Courses

Orthodox Eucharistic Liturgies and Liturgical Theology (TRP2123)
Fr Geoffrey Ready
Mondays, 7pm to 9.30pm (Larkin 213)

The Church of the Margins: Ministering to Christ in the Poor, the Sick, the Alienated, and the Imprisoned (TRP2661)
Fr Geoffrey Ready
Tuesdays, 7.15pm to 9.30pm (Larkin 213)

History and Practice of Orthodox Liturgical Music (TRP2859)
Fr George Despodov
Wednesdays, 7pm to 9.30pm (Larkin 340)
Also offered online

Age of Schisms: History of the Eastern Churches 451-1204 (TRH2412)
Dr Daniel Opperwall
Thursdays, 7pm to 9.30pm (Larkin 213)
Also offered online

Students registered in a degree programme can enrol via their student account. If you would like to audit one or more courses, please use this link to register and pay ($250 per course):